Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - WEDNESDAY 21 AUGUST 1867 - The Supposed Murder At Methley


To the Editor of the Yorkshire Post.


ln your report of this case, in to-day’s Post, you make two errors, one of which is the date, viz., the 19th inst., whereas the occurrence took place on last Friday week, the 9th inst. The other mistake is one which affects me very considerably, and I trust you will allow me to give it the fullest contradiction.

Charlesworth was certainly in my house on the night in question, and Barker did just enter my passage, but to say the quarrel took place in my house is altogether incorrect, as I would not allow Barker to enter into the tap-room, where Charlesworth was, so that they never exchanged a word that night in my house.

The affray which took place happened out of doors, some considerable distance from my house, and was in no way brought about by any altercation the two men had in my house that night, for, as I previously said, they never exchanged a word that night.

Yours respectfully,

Crispin Teale. United Kingdom Hotel, Methley, Aug. 20th, 1867.

The Supposed Murder At Methley

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